Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School

Plaistow Hill Infant and Primary School

Everyday my daughter is very eager to tell me what she has learnt and is always excited to be going to school

Year 2 Parent

  • "They have an amazing approach to teaching"
  • "My child adores school. The sense of fun and excitement you put into learning and teaching is great!"
  • "It's a welcoming environment where the teachers always make time for me."
  • "The school culture and environment is friendly, approachable and caring."
  • "The school is supportive, dedicated and a happy place to be."
  • "I like the way each child is treated individually."
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Early Years Foundation StAGE

Welcome to Foundation Stage!

We have two classes, Rabbit and Hedgehog. Both of these classes are mixed nursery and foundation age children. Hedgehog class is taught by Mrs Edmonds. Rabbit class is taught by Mrs Young and Mrs Smith. Both classes are supported by our experienced teaching assistants Mrs McCrorie, Mrs Asplin, Mrs Carne, Miss Palmer, Miss Davies Mrs Cairns and Mrs Ireland.

We work as a unit, allowing the children to move freely around all areas of the Foundation Stage with the children having access to the outside area whatever the weather! We plan a wide range of opportunities for children to learn through fun, hands on experiences in both adult led and child initiated activities. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is made up of 3 Prime areas: Personal, Social & Emotional Development; Communication and Language and Physical Development. There are also 4 specific areas of development: Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

Children will be given opportunities to learn at their own level and we often follow the children's interests to help us plan fun and exciting activities. We love the outdoors and always plan activities that involve the environment around us. We also have a designated 'Forest School' session which children will have the opportunity to be part of every 3 weeks.

Activities and topics are to change due to following the children's interests.  

Due to the current Covid 19 pandemic, we have been unable to do the transitions into school and nursery in our normal way. We have produced a PowerPoint so that you can show the children some of the staff and areas around the foundation stage unit so that it is familiar to them- please click on the link below to see it

Welcome to Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery school Transition Powerpoint 

Early Years topic grid 2020 - An overview of the topics we will be looking at this year. 

Autumn in the Early Years - A round up of all the run things we have done in the EYFS this term - Autumn 2020


Welcome Meetings and parent presentations

Foundation stage Welcome meeting presentation 

Foundation Communication and Language in the Early Years Presentation 


Medium Term Planning 

Medium Term Planning Term 1- Marvellous Me

Medium Term Planning Term 2 - Festivals and Celebrations

Medium Term Planning Term 3 -  Builder's Yard

Medium Term Planning Term 4- Down at the bottom of the Garden 

Medium Term Planning Term 5- Heroes and Heroines

Medium Term Planning Term 6 - All Creatures Great and Small



Some useful websites

Phonics play - Useful and fun phonics games

ICT Games - Good interactive numeracy and literacy games

Correct phonics pronunciation - A really useful video clip to remind you how to say the sounds correctly to best help your child learn phonics

Oxford Owl  - Useful information about supporting your child at home, including free eBooks and activities.

Crick web - Various interactive activities to support maths, literacy and basic skills

Top Marks Maths - Interactive maths activities

Top Marks Literacy - Interactive literacy activities